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  • Kultur, Religion und Glauben neu denkenby Helmut A. Müller

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 44.67

    In Zeiten globaler Finanz-, Wirtschafts- und Medienmärkte, großer Migrationsbewegungen und allgegenwärtiger Mobilität ist die bewohnte Erde erstmals in ihrer kulturellen, religiösen, sozialen und ökonomischen Vielgestaltigkeit sichtbar und begreifbar geworden. Die Kulturen und Religionen sind näher aneinander gerückt, die religiösen Räume fluid und... more...

  • Hakuin's Precious Mirror Caveby Norman Waddell

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 26.00

    The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important... more...

  • The Heart Sutraby Red Pine

    Counterpoint 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha?s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of... more...

  • Why Buddhism?by Vicki Mackenzie

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 24.50

    A series of in-depth accounts exploring the lives and spiritual journeys of fifteen western Buddhists - from the famous to the ordinary. Why Buddhism? is a series of interviews through which Vicki McKenzie (author of Cave in the Snow ) explores the reason for Buddhism's growing appeal in western society. more...

  • Text as Fatherby Alan Cole

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully written work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism with close readings of four well-known texts? the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirtinirdesa. Treating these sutras as literary works rather than as straightforward philosophic or doctrinal treatises, Alan Cole argues that these... more...

  • Buddhism in World Culturesby Stephen C. Berkwitz

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive overview of modern Buddhism across cultures, showing how this ancient religion has adapted to recent social and political change. more...

  • Dreaming the Great Brahminby Kurtis R. Schaeffer

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    Explores the creation and recreation of Buddhist saints through narratives, poetry, art, ritual, and even dream visions. This book offers a comprehensive cultural and literary history of the well-known Indian Buddhist poet saint Saraha, known as the Great Brahmin. more...

  • Serene Compassionby Denise Lardner Carmody; John Tully Carmody

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    This overview and evaluation of Buddhist thought and practice examines concepts from a Christian perspective. It focuses on Buddhist ideas of holiness and how they compare to similar values in Christianity. more...

  • The Dhammapadaby John Ross Carter; Mahinda Palihawadana

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 48.99

    An English translation of the most popular text in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The book includes a translation (with transliteration) of the Pali commentary on the verses, as well as the translators' own notes and commentary. more...

  • The New Buddhismby James William Coleman

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    This work looks at the evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After recounting the spread of Buddhism in the East, James Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by Western teachers, and finds that they have borrowed from different traditions that never intersect in their original context. more...